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Feb 16 2012 Never too Old to learn

Posted Feb 17 2012 12:08am

One is never too old to learn more or have new experiences. Last week for the first time in my 73 years,  I was "acting chief"… I presided as a Vice President over an executive meeting... and surprise, it was easy... because, it was a telephone conference call. What a difference that makes not having folks stare at you. I think I did OK and two folks said I did well, whew! Glad that’s over with. Now to keep trying to improve what is done for home oxygen users.  YOU could help too if you joined, if you have a story for the monthly news letter… share it so others can learn from your experience (s). 

 Jon Tiger, on the left,  is the President - was away so I got the job for February anyway.   We both have TTO - transtracheal oxygen delivery systems... that feeds the supplemental oxygen direct into our neck - the superior oxygenator of all systems, once you get one you won't ever want the old cannula back and all wonder why on earth they  waited (it took me 4 years to make up my mind ). www.tto2.com

  www.oxyview.com   article of the month by John Goodman RRT

The NHOPA (National HOME Oxygen Patient Association) read about it - http://www.homeoxygen.org/about  We work trying to help all with the need for supplemental oxygen. Recently we have updated the web site, lots of new articles & resources to explore. Take a look at the Airplane Travel section, what you need to know if you plan to fly with oxygen. The monthly newsletter is up and running again, and the members booklet if you want to share your addresses too. See if someone also on oxygen lives near you.  http://www.homeoxygen.org/membership-formThe oxygen booklet is in process of being revised… it is difficult to keep up with all the changes and additions to respiratory/oxygen equipment.

And now an overload of links - I am sure there is something that you want to learn about, then scroll to your fun reward at the end of the page.

MEDLINE Lungs and Breathing http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/lungsandbreathing.html

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Lungs and Breathing Topics

BENIGN PAROXYSMAL POSITIONAL VERTIGO http://www.tchain.com/otoneurology/disorders/bppv/bppv.html

Pulmonary Function tests http://copd.about.com/od/copd/a/pfts.htm?nl=1

Articles about "lung diffusion tests"http://copd.about.com/lr/lung_diffusion_tests/309370/2/?nl=1 Pulmonary Function TestsPulmonary function tests or PFT's are used to help diagnose COPD and other lung diseases. PFT's include spirometry testing, lung diffusion studies and body ...http://copd.about.com/od/copd/a/pfts.htm

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COPD and Pulmonary Function Tests: Know Your Numbers

Jun 15, 2011 ... In COPD, pulmonary function tests are used to help diagnose this lung ... Pulmonary Function Tests include spirometry testing, lung diffusion ... http://copd.about.com/od/copd/a/pfts_2.htm

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Lung Diffusion TestsJul 29, 2008 ... Lung diffusion tests help to determine how well oxygen passes from the alveoli of the lungs into the bloodstream. The test measures thehttp://copd.about.com/od/glossaryofcopdterms/g/diffusiontests.htm

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COPD Glossary - Complete COPD Glossary

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Lung Diffusion Tests. Definition of lung diffusion tests. Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS). Definition of lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS).
http://copd.about.com/od/copdglossarylo/COPD_Glossary_L_O.htm

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About.com COPD: Most Popular ArticlesPulmonary function tests or PFT's are used to help diagnose COPD and other lung diseases. PFT's include spirometry testing, lung diffusion studies and body ...

http://copd.about.com/popular.htm

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Total Lung CapacityDec 19, 2008 ... Pulmonary Function Tests - The Importance of Pulmonary Function Tests · COPD - What is COPD · Lung Diffusion Tests - What are Lung ...http://copd.about.com/od/glossaryofcopdterms/g/totallungcapaci.htm

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COPD - Causes, Symptoms and Diagnosis of COPD... symptoms and diagnosis of this chronic, incurable lung ...http://copd.about.com/od/copdbasics/

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COPD and Anesthesia - Understanding Risks of COPD and ...Lung diffusion test-- tells your doctor how well oxygen passes from your alveoli to your bloodstream. Six-minute walk test -- helps to establish exercise tolerance.http://copd.about.com/od/complicationsofcopd/a/anesthesiaandcopd.htm

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COPD - Complete Guide to COPDLearn about the many ways to diagnose COPD including labs tests, x-rays, pulmonary function tests, pulse oximetry and lung diffusion studies.http://copd.about.com/od/copd/COPD_Basics.htm

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Spirometry - Definition of SpirometryFeb 5, 2010... the lungs. The test is often used to help doctors diagnose and determine the severity of COPD. ... What are Lung Diffusion Tests? How to Use ...http://copd.about.com/od/glossaryoftermspz/g/spirometrydefinition.htm

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This is a video of a house cat on a boat, and a few dolphins in the water interacting- absolutely guarranteed to make you smile :

 

"Lyn"
(Roxlyn G. Cole) Littleton, CO 

  roxlyngcd@comcast.net
Pulmonary rehab and AFTER

blog index>http://tinyurl.com/3gau9lm
or
http://www.wellsphere.com/roxlyn/92052/posts

Photos of equipment and O2 patients on  http://www.facebook.com/roxlyngcd

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